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Colombia military seizes anti-aircraft rockets ‘meant for FARC’
Feb 4, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombia military seizes anti-aircraft rockets ‘meant for FARC’

posted by Rebecca Florey

Colombia’s military said Wednesday it had seized 16 anti-aircraft rockets which were allegedly destined for the rebel group FARC.

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Colombian soldiers arrested for selling 400 firearms to Urabeños
Feb 3, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombian soldiers arrested for selling 400 firearms to Urabeños

posted by Rebecca Florey

Two soldiers have been arrested for selling more than 400 firearms to the Urabeños, Colombia’s most powerful drug trafficking organization.

Peace talks

ELN proposes war-free zones to military commanders
Feb 3, 2015 Ξ No Comments

ELN proposes war-free zones to military commanders

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s second largest rebel group, the ELN, on Monday offered to negotiate with individual army commanders to establish war-free zones and other mechanisms to avoid armed conflict ahead of peace  Full Article »

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HRW bashes Colombia for hindering justice over 4000 military killings
Jan 31, 2015 Ξ No Comments

HRW bashes Colombia for hindering justice over 4000 military killings

posted by Rebecca Florey

Human Rights Watch (HRW) fiercely criticized Colombia’s government for promoting legislation “that would undercut accountability for unlawful killings of civilians by the military, including so-called false positive killings.”

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Colombian army sergeant arrested for providing weapons, intelligence to FARC
Jan 29, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombian army sergeant arrested for providing weapons, intelligence to FARC

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s military on Wednesday said it had arrested an army sergeant and three alleged members of the FARC for funneling military arms and intelligence to the country’s largest guerrilla group.

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Colombian navy saves 42 from ship in Caribbean
Jan 27, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombian navy saves 42 from ship in Caribbean

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia’s Navy said Tuesday it had rescued 40 tourists and two crew members aboard a ship that went adrift off the coast of San Andres island in the Caribbean Sea.

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Colombia to take part in UN peace-keeping missions
Jan 27, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Colombia to take part in UN peace-keeping missions

posted by Nat Smith

Colombia and the United Nations have agreed that the South American country will be taking part in global peace-keeping missions carried out by the organization of nation states.

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Southwest Colombia town detains 36 soldiers after military kills local
Jan 19, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Southwest Colombia town detains 36 soldiers after military kills local

posted by Rebecca Florey

Inhabitants of a town in southwest Colombia on Sunday temporarily detained 36 soldiers after they had killed a local at a military checkpoint.

Peace talks

Leftist ceasefire watchdog urges to end attacks on FARC after rebels kill soldier
Jan 14, 2015 Ξ No Comments

Leftist ceasefire watchdog urges to end attacks on FARC after rebels kill soldier

posted by Adriaan Alsema

Leftist observers of the ceasefire declared by the FARC urged the Colombian government to end attacks on guerrilla units after a soldier was killed in combat with Colombia’s largest rebel group.

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Did 90, and not just 11, disappear in Colombia’s 1985 Palace of Justice Siege?
Dec 15, 2014 Ξ No Comments

Did 90, and not just 11, disappear in Colombia’s 1985 Palace of Justice Siege?

posted by Piotr Wojciak

Colombia’s Prosecutor General’s Office is investigating the remains of 92 people who could have been among those allegedly disappeared during the 1985 Palace of Justice siege in Bogota in which at  Full Article »

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